Tuesday, 4 December 2012
It has been a very tough week...
This week has been an uncharacteristically difficult week for my workouts. I have had to really push through and force myself to work out every day this week, and now my right knee is quite sore.
Even worse, last night I forgot my iPad and iPhone at the office, thereby stripping me of all my electronic crutches and distractions for my workout this morning. I had to go old school, trying to keep my heart rate in my target zones for the bulk of my workout using the Nerd's heart rate monitor (which talks to the elliptical). The only thing I had to distract me was the stride counter and heart rate readout - - which were just not enough to keep me from clock watching.
It was purely an act of will that got me through this morning's workout. With no distraction, and no fun music to listen to, time had no meaning. It felt like the longest workout ever. But I suppose that will keep me from forgetting my toys at the office again. Or, in the alternative, from being so lazy that I would not simply go back to the office to get my toys - - after all, the office is only an 8 minute walk from my apartment. Lesson learned.
Anyhoo, I am wondering if my general malaise is due to the fact that I may be fighting off a cold or some other infection. Apparently colds and flus are running rampant through the office, and many people are under the weather. I got the flu shot last week, but that's not to say that I don't have something that's bringing me down somewhat, physically.
The good news is that I have been pushing through my workouts, just like my plan demands. I currently have a 27 week streak of consecutive workouts, and I don't want to have to break that streak because I'm a little lethargic. This workout habit was tough enough to establish, I don't want to undo all my good work by backsliding now. Besides, I want to keep losing weight, which requires commitment and consistency.
This too shall pass. I just need to make sure I keep sticking to my plan so that I am not too far behind once it passes.